Grand Vytina

Vytina, Finikounda, Peloponnese, Greece | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Finikounda

Skopi Village

A travel blog entry by carinamjones


We had the privilege of staying in a small village just outside of Tripoli for 5 weeks. During that time we got to know many of the villagers and despite the language barrier, they got to know us as well. We were made to feel very welcome and were included in May Day activities, Mother's Day celebrations, church activities, dinners with family and coffee on the square. We also had the opportunity to explore the area around the village; first by foot, then bikes and later with a car we ...

Epidauros and Mycenae

A travel blog entry by brisbird


... inside the chamber to keep themselves warm in winter and these fires had deposited soot on the walls. We stopped at a local restaurant for lunch where we enjoyed moussaka and baklava and freshly squeezed blood oranges from the owners trees. After a brief stop at a local ceramics factory with an opportunity to buy local hand-made pottery we set off on our 3hr scenic drive to the area of Olympia - our destination for tonight. I ...

Ancient Mycenae and Corinth - Tim

A travel blog entry by wrightsofnapier


... is old but the Mycenae era dates from 3000bc. Here history and myth collide as the Citadel was said to be founded by Perseus the demigod son of Zeus who was said to have employed Cyclops to build the walls. The Lions gate is the oldest statue in Europe dating from 1265bc. The view from the citadel are spectacular and at the back a staircase leads down through the rocks about 20 m to the old well. We walked down this ...

The Lion's Gate

A travel blog entry by cuk


Today we went back to 1600 B.C., a thousand years before the height of Athens' power, with a visit to Mycenae. We walked through the Lion's Gate that guards the fortress city, the oldest monumental structure in Europe. Triangular openings were used to relieve the weight of the stones. Exterior walls were built with 14,000 boulders weighing 5-10 tons each. This enormous scaled building was called ...

Missing Wonders, naked wrestlers & criminal goats

A travel blog entry by heathalessleofo


... name and crime being inscribed on the base of a statue of Zeus outside the stadium, which he would have to pay for, and all the fans spitting on it as they entered the stadium. Luckily this custom has been phased out since I didn't fancy paying for a statue of Zeus.

After Olympia we drove to the ancient town of Mycenae, which I’m fairly sure is the oldest thing we will see here. We will go to the site ...


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